Why Do I Have Bleeding Gums?

You may have noticed bleeding gums after brushing and flossing your teeth. Bleeding gums are one of the most common signs of gum disease, a bacterial infection of the gums. Early diagnosis and preventative care can help reduce the risk of major complications or further problems associated with the advanced stage of gum disease, which may include such as tooth loss, bone loss, and receding gums.

It is important to visit Levesque Dentistry at least twice a year for a routine dental exam, screening, and professional dental cleaning. Dr. Tara Vogel is a Nashua, NH, dentist that offers routine screenings and periodontal therapy to help patients restore their smiles.

Bleeding Gums Nashua, NH

Gum Disease

Regular brushing and flossing are essential to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. When you don’t brush or floss your teeth regularly, plaque can accumulate on and between teeth. an excess of plaque and bacteria in the mouth can cause gum inflammation and irritation, or the stage of gum disease known as gingivitis.

Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease and is usually indicated by gum inflammation and bleeding gums. At this early stage, gum disease is still reversible. Dr. Vogel can create a personalized treatment plan to target and reverse these negative symptoms. The longer that early symptoms of gum disease are left untreated, the more likely the infection will worsen.

As gum disease progresses, you are at an increased risk of bone and tooth loss. Dr. Vogel offers laser dentistry to treat more advanced stages of gum disease. Using a soft tissue laser, she will stimulate the stem cells in the gum tissue. This is done to regenerate tissues and bone in the mouth.

Request a Consultation

Treat your bleeding and irritated gums at Levesque Dentistry in Nashua, NH. You can call (603) 547-9203 or schedule an appointment with Dr. Vogel on our website.